Running on Empty: Spiritual Disciplines - "Scripture" (1 Timothy 3:16-17)

This week we continue with our new sermon series “Running on Empty.” As we saw last week, we often forget to even check our spiritual gas gauge, and when we do check it, we may not even know how to read it. If we aren’t intentional about filling our tank, it won’t be long before we run dry, and we find ourselves trying to live out our faith in our own power.  

In 1 Timothy 4:7-8 Paul tells us to “…train yourself for godliness; for while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come.”   

One of our goals for this series is that we will learn to understand the value of spiritual discipline. Not as a burden and not as the goal itself, but rather as a tool the Lord uses to conform us to His image. A critical part of filling our tank is a commitment to spiritual disciplines.  

This week we look at the importance of spending time in God’s word and the effect it has on us when we are committed to knowing it, believing it, and obeying it! 

2 Timothy 3:16-17 “All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.”